Friday Morning Music Shuffle – Heck of F-f-friend Mix

After Tennessee’s Icepocalypse kept me in for most the week, I ventured out into the cold last evening to check out a new consignment store called Hang the Moon in East Nashville and to hear some of my favorite people play music. I just caught the tail end of the set by Tim Carroll and Luella Wood but what I heard was (as usual) awesome.  The Western Shore were next delivering an awesome set of their unique style of Americana music, and the night wrapped up with the super-duo of Lindsay Ellyn and Taylor Alexander doing a set of some of Lindsay’s great songs augmented by some classic country songs.  These two voices are amazing together.

Meanwhile, more snow and ice are on tap followed by heavy rain tomorrow… joy!  What the hey, we have music to present!

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Oh good, Environmental Song – we should expect acoustic folk guitar and songs about trees and… wait, it’s by Neighborhood Texture Jam – never mind.  I wish could have found a video of this song, and if I had it would have been NSFW for language.  Oh, who am I kidding, the video I picked is probably NSWF, too. From Funeral Mountain.

“Psykick Espionage” by Joanna Gruesome

How about some psyched out punk rock music from Joanna Gruesome off the album Peanut Butter?  Okay!

“Kim” by Ryan Adams

An awesome song from Ryan Adam’s most recent and self-titled album. 

“The God You Serve” by Sean Watkins

Another cool song from All I Do is Lie. 

“Train Hop Flop” by David Dondero

One of America’s best songwriters with a song from his first album The Pity Party.  So excited that Dondero will be in Nashville in a couple of weeks and Darrin Bradbury is on the bill for that show.  Will be an great night of music.

“Gods of the West” by American Scarecrows

Minneapolis Americana band American Scarecrows with a fantastic song from their 2014 album Yesteryear.  I grabbed this music from Noisetrade, and you should, too.

“Rastabilly” by The Dead Milkmen

Another song that should have been on that Short Song compilation I was talking about yesterday.  One of my favorites from Big Lizard…  Source of today’s subtitle.

“Hard Work and Clean Living” by Matt Prater

Real and Pure Country music from Alabama.  From Matt Prater’s new album Tables and Chairs.  Great song!

“Signal” (live) by Tim Lee 3

Heralding in the dawning of the Vinyl Anniversary (33 1/3) of Tim and Susan Lee – we have some new music and new recordings from our favorite Knoxville trio including this live version of one of my favorite songs on their last album Devil’s Rope.  This is from a Live album called Live from Armory Sound: Boston.  Look for this, the new studio album 33 1/3, and an EP from TL3 offshoot Bark coming your way in March!  And listen for more TL3 and related stuff on E2TG.

“Heartless People” by Dean Wareham

From the Self-titled album by Galaxie 500 founder Dean Wareham.  A great song which happens to be the only one not written by Wareham (it was written by Michael Holland).

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The week in shuffles closes out with some soulful music that pairs Tonight Show house band, The Roots with D.C. R&B, Neo Soul singer Raheem DeVaughn.  From The Roots’ 11th album called … And Then You Shoot Your Cousin.


Thursday Morning Music Shuffle – Can of Carrots Mix

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Back with a shuffle, but short on time… thanks for stopping by…

“Far and Slow” by T. Rogers from Simple Life

Some great modern blues music.

“Half Life” by Marla Mase from Half Life

The always amazing Marla Mase with the title track from her latest release.

“Pierce the Night” by Clocks and Clouds from The Creation of Matter

A band I’ve just become aware of – some pretty cool sounds… classical sounding alternative music.

“Loveletting” by Sons of an Illustrious Father from Mama Coco’s Funky Kitchen: Section 5/Single (b-side)

First of two in a row from the Funky Kitchen of Mama Coco. Thoroughly original modern music rooted in all the cool shit you love…

“Can of Worms” by Ex-Pet from Mama Coco’s Funky Kitchen: Section 5/Green Accent

#2 from the “kitchen” some awesome psyche-power pop stuff….

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“Flying” by Kevin Jenkins from Step Inside

Creates the sensation of gliding over the world…  some really smooth, cool soulful jazzy music from True Groove Global Soul artist Kevin Jenkins.

“Cinco Minutos Con Vos” by Elvis Costello and The Roots from Wise Up Ghost and Other Songs

Collaborations either work or they don’t.  They usually don’t work when one artist’s style and sound over powers their collaborator or if the result is a messy mixture of different voices that just don’t gel.  The Roots are champions at collaborations, and in this case the result combines the funky, hip-hop inspired Roots music which some classic Elvis vocals and a latin vibe to boot. I can’t really explain why it works, but it does.

“The King of Carrot Flowers Pt. 1” (Neutral Milk Hotel cover) by The Foresters from Download

I am so glad to the see the young Nork brothers expanding their musical vocabulary.  In an amazing short time, they totally nailed the pop punk/punk pop sound that first got them into learning to play, and now, especially over the last few months, they are showing a remarkable range and incredible growth.  I dig this Neutral Milk Hotel cover, and I think you will, too.


Friday Morning Music Shuffle – Ambulance Mix

It is Friday….  We have some big name artists, some E2TG favorites, some live versions of songs, special sessions, and an awesome Blues song to close out the week…. Have a great weekend everyone, and I will see you on the otherside…

“Calypso Foam” by The Graveyard Kids from Mama Coco’s Funky Kitchen: Section 5/ II

Maybe I posted this one before and didn’t delete it from my Current Playlist. Maybe I didn’t, but if I did, so what? It’s my blog and it’s a cool song – so there.

“Don’t Swallow the Cap” by The National from Trouble Will Find Me

The National are from Cincinnati. They have been around for a while, and the album from which today’s track was taken was nominate for a Grammy.

“Thirty Two Footsteps” by They Might Be Giants from First Album Live

I posted the widget to get this album for free from NoiseTrade for a limited time.  I highly recommend it.  These are great versions of classic tunes.

“Come the Meantimes” by Elvis Costello and The Roots from Wise Up Ghosts and Other Songs

It’s like if Burt Bacharach recorded an album with Doc Severinsen… who knows maybe he did – somebody look that up… anyway, Jimmy Fallon’s multi-talented house band and Napoleon Dynamite (the original one) make some nice music together…

“V. The Meaning of Things (The Dream Lives Ought to See)” by Left of Logic from In Formation

Transition  time… The Roots are from Philly and so are Left of Logic.  The way my shuffles come together don’t have to have a logical sequence, but when Left of Logic are involved, they sometimes do…

“Spell on Me” by Year of October from WDVX Blue Plate Special 4/12/2014

Year of October make another appearance in the Morning Shuffle (they had two songs in yesterday’s mix.  This is a live version of a song slated to appear on their new album due out in a couple of months.

“Every Day” by The Autumn Defense from NoiseTrade Eastside Manor Session/Once Around

Wilco’s John Stirratt and Pat Sansone are The Autumn Defense. They spent some time in Nashville a little while back. I saw them at Grimey’s for Americanarama, and they recorded a Eastside Manor Session for NoiseTrade. 

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We close out the day with some great Blues music from Selwyn Birchwood from Tampa Florida.  Yeah!



Friday Morning Music Shuffle – Last Hurrah? Mix

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Well, it’s Friday again, and we’ve reached what will likely be the final Morning Shuffle of 2012.  As I mentioned yesterday, I loaded up my new memory card with a random sampling of my digital music collection.  I left some space for all of the great new music to come in 2013.  

UPDATE on Band of the Year Voting:  As of the time I am writing this post, we’ve had in the neighborhood of 1750 votes.  Brooklyn based The Disappointment are holding a 5% point leave over Skeletons in the Piano who are from Upstate New York.  Currently, New York band The Great American Novel are running third.  You’ve got a couple more days to vote. Voting will end just before Midnight (Central Time) on Sunday December 30.  Also, we need about 200 more votes to surpass our total vote count for last years inaugural Band of the Year poll.  So keep the votes coming.  Here is where to vote:  CLICK HERE

Now for the shuffle which is pretty mind-blowingly eclectic and includes some songs I probably heard for the first time today.  After the JUMP!

 Amazingly all but one of the songs were available on the widget and the one that wasn’t was a cover and we got the original on there.

1.  Clap Your Hands by The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band from The Wages (2010).  (Rural Indiana Blues) I noticed that four Facebook friends Liked this band’s page including two friends from my hometown, a Carnie (of Black Jake and the Carnies) and a member of The Imperial Rooster.

2. Walk On by G. Love from The Hangout Music Fest 2012 Sampler – from G. Love’s 2011 album Fixin’ to Die (Hold the Special Sauce) 

3. Virtue and Wine by Sondre Lerche from Faces Down (2002) (A Goodwill Store find and a damn good album)

4.  Saturday’s Child by Steve Almaas from Trailer Songs (2012) (Ex. Suicide Commando/Beat Rodeo: songs recorded in two airstream trailers in the Catskills – I’ve been a huge fan of Steve Almaas for years. This is a great record which we told you about right after it came out).
5.  She Floated Away by Husker Du (umlauts omitted ’cause I’m too lazy to add them) from Warehouse: Songs and Stories (1987) (The sixth and final album from the post-punk legends – completing a Minneapolis themed set of two songs – this is a Grant Hart penned song)
6.  Dinner by Blood Orange from the Dinner Btw Bad Girls single (2011) (Dev Hynes aka Lightspeed Champion aka Blood Orange – well crafted electronic based R&B music)

7.  Black Leaf by The Cave Singers from No Witch (2011) (Seattle based Indie music featuring former members of Pretty Girls Make Graves – this was one I downloaded and subsequently lost track of – I kind of dig this).

8.  Black Picket Fences by Walking for Pennies from Forget About Wonderland (2012) (awesome Mo-Grass music from one of the bands in our Band of the Year poll)
 (Couldn’t find a video for Black Picket Fences so how about a Radiohead cover?)
9.  Wave Goodbye by Ty Segall Band from CMJ Mixtape – June 2012 – from Ty Segall Band’s Slaughterhouse (2012) (awesome garage punk music from San Francisco with rat-a-tat-tat drums and hard guitars – coolness)
10. Wake Up (Live in NYC 9/23/10) (Arcade Fire cover) by John Legend and the Roots from a download only release (2010) (Cool and funky cover of the Funeral single – The Roots are by far the best house band on television).